* 6:30 – 8:30pm: Button Up: Tips to Save Money & Energy @ Portsmouth Public Library (NH)
* 6:30pm: Lookout 603- Governor’s Millennial Council Update @ The Rusty Hammer — Come ask questions of the governor’s council of millennials — what do you want to know about what the governor is up to?
* 7pm: Holiday Drag Show & Bingo @ Teatotaller, Somersworth — This is gonna be packed — get there early!
* 7 – 9pm: PM: AC Blues Adventurers Concert @ The Dover Brickhouse
* 7 – 9pm: Annual WSCA Holiday Party @ WSCA Radio — celebrate the holidays at our local radio station!
* 7 – 11pm: Slam Free or Die presents open mic + Slam #7! @ Stark Brewing Company
* 7 – 10pm: Home for the Holidays @ Patrick Dorow Productions Inc.
* 7:30 – 9:30pm: Winter Wonderettes @ Seacoast Rep
*** 8 – 10pm: Kristen Ringman Book Release @ Portsmouth Book and Bar — Kristen is an amazing poet. You will absolutely not regret coming to hear her read.Friday
* 5:30 – 8:30pm: Outlander Cèilidh @ Portsmouth Public Library (NH)
* 7 – 8pm: PMAC New Horizons Band @ The Mall at Fox Run
* 7:30 – 10:30pm: A Sojoyful Holiday! @ The Dance Hall, Kittery, Maine — great jazz music and a perfect place to dance to it!
* 8 – 11pm: Truffle & The Peacheaters @ 3S Artspace
* 8 – 11am: Breakfast With Santa @ Grill 28
* 9am – 8pm: Mini Holiday Fair at the Seacoast Rep @ Seacoast Rep
* 10am – 12pm: CRASE Training @ Portsmouth Public Library (NH)
* 10am – 4pm: LEGO Builders! @ Portsmouth Public Library (NH) Youth Services
* 10am – 2pm: Winter Farmers’ Market December 16th @ Wentworth Greenhouses, Inc.
* 11am – 12pm: Empathy Practice Group @ Safe Harbor Recovery Center
* 12 – 1pm: Writing Group @ Safe Harbor Recovery Center
* 1 – 4pm: Intro to Machine Embroidery @ Port City Makerspace
* 1 – 5pm: Evan Mallett of Black Trumpet Book Signing + tasting @ Attrezzi
* 1 – 3pm: Teen Jazz and Rock Show @ 3S Artspace
* 3:30 – 5:30pm: Living Nativity @ Middle Street Baptist Church
* 5 – 7:30pm: WHS Chamber Singers at The Candlelight Stroll @ Strawbery Banke Museum
* 6pm: Winter Wonderland Giving Gala @ Portsmouth Harbor Events Conference Center
* 8 – 10pm: The Stairwells at Book & Bar! @ Portsmouth Book and Bar
* 9:30pm – 12:30am: Latchkey Speakeasy @ Latchkey — I don’t know why this event says it’s their opening weekend (Latchkey isn’t the organizer of the event) because it’s been open for like a year now, right? In any case, a good excuse to check this spot out!
* 9 – 10:30am: Sunday Stroller Brigade @ Runner’s Alley Portsmouth — got kiddos and like running? Want to do it with a group of other parents?
* 9am – 12pm: Holiday Manners And More! Workshop @ Club Canine Dog Wash — got puppers that could use socialization and some training?
* 10am – 12:30pm: Free Family Program: Decorate a Gingerbread Person! @ Discover Portsmouth
* 12pm: Author signing! Meet Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace! @ Barnes & Noble (Newington, NH) — support local authors at this book signing!
* 1 – 3:30pm: Mantras & Malas @ 3 Bridges Yoga — yoga, meditation, mala-making and a gong bath. Sunday getaway.
* 2 – 4:30pm: Showing Up For Racial Justice Film Series: White Like Me @ Portsmouth Public Library (NH) — If you missed this film last time around, here’s another great chance to see the film and discuss it with others who are interested in fighting for racial justice
* 3 – 4pm: Adult Chamber Music Concert @ Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
* 5 – 6:30pm: Caroling for Fun – Strawbery Banke Candlelight Stroll @ Strawbery Banke Museum
* Monday 12/18 7 – 8pm: Adult Jazz Combos @ Portsmouth Book and Bar
* Tuesday 12/19 7 – 8pm: Nonfiction Book Club: To the End of June @ Portsmouth Public Library (NH)
* Tuesday 12/19 8 – 10pm: Stranger Than Fiction Presents: Christmas at Hogwarts @ Seacoast Rep
* Wednesday 12/20 6:30 – 9pm: Poets Corner at Wrong Brain @ Wrong Brain — this is such a cool and creative spot in Dover; if you’re a writer or poet, come to this warm and welcoming workshop
* Wednesday 12/20 7 – 8:30pm: Speculative Fiction Book Club: Tenth of December @ Wed Dec 20
* Wednesday 12/20 7 – 8pm: Bluegrass and Ukulele Concert @ Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
* Wednesday 12/20 7 – 9pm: The Winter Solstice in Story and Song @ New Hampshire Theatre Project
* Wednesday 12/20 7:30 – 11pm: Book & Bar Open Mic Wednesdays! @ Portsmouth Book and Bar — bring words, music or your latest story or standup routine and get some crowd time